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Animals

To know if an animal can travel in the hold or in the cabin, it is imperative to indicate its presence when booking the flight.

The company reserves the right to refuse an ESAN (Emotional Support Animal).

Animals allowed to travel in the hold are dogs and cats only (subject to acceptance by the company). Animals allowed in the cabin are dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters only. Only animals that are calm (not noisy or aggressive) and that obey the rules of hygiene (clean and odorless) will be accepted on board. All other animals must travel by FREIGHT, please consult our FREIGHT service.

Please note that for code share flights with French bee, only dogs and cats will be allowed. No other animal will be accepted by the company.

Prerequisites :

Before your departure, you must ensure that you have all the necessary travel documents to cross the borders of the countries of departure, arrival and transit, if applicable.

In addition to an identity card and a health record, some countries may require, but are not limited to, a passport, a visa, proof of parentage, health and customs documents, proof of adequate insurance, hotel reservations or proof of accommodation, and minimum means of subsistence.
 

It is the sole responsibility of the traveler to check the validity of these documents in accordance with the laws and regulations in force and to request their renewal within the allotted time.

Animals in the hold

animals in the hold

The only animals allowed to travel in the hold (AVIH or animal in hold) are dogs and cats (subject to acceptance of the company). Dimensions and weight of the animal traveling in the hold determine transport availability (subject to quotas).

Rate: €100 each way, non-refundable.
Enter your animal’s race, weight and cage dimensions when making your booking. Transportation is not included in the baggage allowance.
AVIH are accepted on a TGV AIR journey. Animal cages and carriers can be purchased in pet stores and specialized outlets.

CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE FOR TRANSPORT

  • Since October 1st, all dogs and cats belonging to a snub-nosed breed* are forbidden in the hold and in FRET, as their brachycephalic morphology (snub-nosed) is not adapted to be carried in the hold.
  • Pets may be carried only if the passenger assumes full responsibility for them.
  • Carrier assumes no responsibility for injury, loss, delay, illness or death of such pets. The same shall apply if entry into or transit through any country, state or territory is denied.
  • The carriage of pets in the hold is prohibited on St Barth Commuter flights. In addition, due to the limited space in the baggage compartments, cages (even empty ones) are strictly prohibited on these flights.
  • The transportation of animals under 8 weeks of age* is prohibited.
  • For animals older than 8 weeks*, the following documents will be required at check-in:

 

*list of snub-nosed animals not accepted in the hold on transatlantic flights: 
- The dog breeds concerned are: Affenpinscher, Boston terrier, Boxers (all breeds), Bulldogs (all breeds), Bull mastiff, Cane corso, Carlins (all breeds), Chow-chow, Mastiffs (all breeds including Presa Canario or Canary Dog), certain breeds of Spaniels (Tibetan, Japanese, English, King Charles), Griffon bruxellois, Ihassa apso, Mastiffs (all breeds), Neapolitan Mastiff, Pekingese, Petit Brabançon, Shih tzu, Shar pei, Staffordshire Bull terrier (staffy), American Bully.
- The breeds of cats concerned are : Burmese (Burmese), Exotic shorthair, Himalayan, Persian.

 

 


- Mandatory identification (electronic chip)
- Valid anti-rabies vaccination certificate dated more than one month and less than one year, mandatory for animals coming from : Guyana, St-Martin, St-Barthélémy and other countries. With the exception of Metropolitan France, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Reunion.
 

 

WARNING: Passengers are advised to only carry healthy animals (at least 8 weeks old*: for reasons of dehydration). The transport of malodorous animals is prohibited. The transport of females in heat is prohibited.

 

• Animal and owner must travel on the same flight.

It is not recommended to give sedatives to animals (as they lower blood pressure, a phenomenon that occurs naturally at high altitude). The combination of the effects of sedatives and altitude can be fatal to elderly or stressed animals.

*Only on flights operated by Air Caraïbes.

 

TRANSPORTATION RULES

The use of a wooden cage (chipboard or plywood) is strictly forbidden for the transport of an animal. In addition, the cage must be of an appropriate size that will allow (especially for two animals) the animal to lie down, turn around and stand upright with its head normally erect without the animal's head or ears touching the ceiling of the cage.

For your information, you will find, by clicking here, the different cages appropriate to the type of animal.

 

NB: - The cage must bear the name and address of the owner.

- 2 adult animals can live together in the same cage, only on the transatlantic network, provided that: they are of comparable sizes, weigh less than 14Kg each, are used to living together and according to the cage conditions defined above. Animals exceeding 14Kg must be placed in separate cages.

- All other animals, as well as large dogs that are not acceptable in a No. 5 cage (or Ref. 700) or in a cage made according to the model and standards given in the LAR (Live Animals Regulation), must travel by FRET.

 

- Transport of the AVIH (animal in hold) on the Transatlantic :
The maximum weight authorized for the transport of the AVIH (animal in hold) on the transatlantic flights is 75KG (weight of the animal and cage of type n°5/Ref 700 included) beyond, the transport must be done by FREIGHT.
 

The entry/exit waiver is compulsory for the AVIH on transatlantic flights to Saint-Martin ( SXM )

 

• Transport des AVIH ( animal en soute) sur le Régional :

The maximum weight authorized for the transport of the AVIH on the regional network is 50KG (weight of the animal and cage included)

The exemption entry / exit of territory is not mandatory for the AVIH on inter-island flights Saint-Martin (SFG) to Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP) / Fort-de-France (FDF) and vice versa

Pour rappel  : 

- It is important to take care of your pet before the trip

- The transport of your AVIH in case of connection to and from the Long-Courier will only be done if the connection time is less than 02 hours.
- If the connecting time to and from the Long Courier is more than 02 hours, you, your luggage and your pet will be checked in at the connecting point.
- Your pet's cage must be securely closed, otherwise please use self-locking tyrap type fasteners.- Animals belonging to the snub-nosed breed are not allowed in the hold.
 

 

ACCEPTANCE AND TAXATION

•  On short and medium-haul flights, the animal in the hold is not included in the baggage allowance, click here to consult our excess baggage rates.

 

  •  On transatlantic flights, transportation is not included in the baggage allowance:

- Flat rate: 100€ / trip, non refundable.

- Please indicate the breed, weight and dimensions of the cage in the request.

- Cages and bags for animals are available in pet shops and specialty stores.

 

• Train + Air :

Traveling with a pet:

Les animaux domestiques sont acceptés à bord du train.

-> They must be: Placed in a cage or basket whose dimensions do not exceed 45 x 30 x 25 cm.

–› Otherwise kept on a leash and muzzled. For passengers accompanied by an assistance dog or guide dog, the muzzle is not mandatory. The SNCF fare applies to animals (payment at the SNCF station). Do you also have a plane trip? Don't forget to consult the conditions for transporting animals on board our planes.

Animals in the hold (AVIH) are accepted on a Train + Air trip.

NEW RULES FOR TRANSPORTING ANIMALS IN ST. MARYLAND JULIANA :

All animals entering the Netherlands must be in possession of the "Application for permission to import animals" form duly completed and validated by the authorities in charge.

This document must be filled out by you and sent up to 4 days before each flight, by e-mail to:
 mervyn.butcher@sintmaartengov.org and lvv@sintmaartengov.org .

You will then receive an answer by e-mail with the approval of the authorities.

No additional cost is due, all airlines in the territory are subject to this rule.

In the absence of this document, or if it has not been validated before entering the territory, the animals will be quarantined or turned away.

Click here to download the "Application for permission to import animals" form

NEW RULES FOR TRANSPORTING ANIMALS IN GUYANA :

Concerning domestic carnivores accompanying travelers

The animal must : 

  • be identified by an electronic chip
  • be properly vaccinated against rabies (the validity starts 21 days after the 1st vaccination)

 

For animals coming from a third country (Surinam and Brazil for example), the animal must : 

  • be at least 7 months old
  • be identified
  • be correctly vaccinated against rabies (valid vaccination certificate + rabies antibody titration result)
  • have a health certificate from the official authorities of the third country
  • to have an up-to-date certificate of good health for the animal

 

Special case: return of a domestic carnivore in Guyana after a stay in a third country, the animal must :

  • be identified
  • be correctly vaccinated against rabies (valid vaccination certificate + result of an anti-rabies antibody titration)

Pets in the cabin

 

Pets in the cabin

The only animals allowed to travel in the cabin (PETC or pet in cabin) are dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters. You will find below our transportation requirements for pets in the cabin (subject to quotas).

Price on our Transatlantic network: €50 each way (subject to quotas, non-refundable).

Snub-nosed animals*, such as pugs, bulldogs, boxers, Pekingese, Shih Tzu or Persian cats, are accepted in the cabin but please note that when stressed, they may suffer from breathing difficulties. Therefore, before travelling by air, it is recommended to seek the advice of a veterinarian. The company accepts no liability in the event of an accident.
 

*list of snub-nosed animals not authorized for transport in the hold on transatlantic flights: 
- the dog breeds concerned are: Affenpinscher, Boston Terrier, Boxers (all breeds), Bulldogs (all breeds), Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Pugs (all breeds), Chow-Chow, Dogues (all breeds), some Spaniels (Tibetan, Japanese, English, King Charles), Brussels Griffon, Lhasa Apso, Mastiffs (all breeds), Neapolitan Mastiff, Pekingese, Petit Brabançon, Shih Tzu, Shar Pei, Staffordshire Bull terrier.
- The cat breeds concerned are: Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian.
 

 

Cage rongeur


Les rongeurs doivent être transportés dans des caisses en plastique rigide ou dans des caisses en fibre de verre. Le transport n’est pas inclus dans la franchise bagages. Les PETC sont acceptés sur un parcours Train + Air.
 

 

TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE FOR CARRIAGE

Subject to formalities, only the following are accepted as PETC:

Cats and dogs  weighing up to 5kg on the regional network and 8kg on the transatlantic network, including carrier. The animal must be kept in the carrier, including the head, for the entire duration of the flight and must be kept at the passenger’s feet.

Small rodents (dwarf rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs), excluding any other rodent and animal. They must be kept in a fiberglass or plastic box (sold in pet stores) made for small rodents. They must be kept in the box throughout the entire duration of the flight.

• Unaccompanied minors may not be accompanied by pets in the cabin

The transport of dogs accompanying the blind or deaf in the cabin is free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat. The passenger must present a medical certificate.

Warning: for regional flights (medium & short haul), in case of disturbances and by decision of the captain, your pet may potentially be placed in the hold.

The transport of animals less than 8 weeks old is prohibited.

• Concerning flights in code share with French bee, only cats and dogs are allowed in the cabin. All other animals are strictly forbidden (possibility of traveling by FREIGHT).

For pets over 8 weeks old, the following documents will be requested during check-in:

- Compulsory identification (tattoo)

- Rabies vaccination certificate dating from at least one month and less than one year prior to flight, compulsory for animals coming from: Guyana, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy and other countries. With the exception of France, Martinique, Guadeloupe and La Réunion.

 

All these documents must be presented during check-in. Animal transportation must be requested when booking and permission must be obtained (to meet flight quotas).

 

TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS

Transportation is not included in the baggage allowance.

Transporting a PETC when seated at an emergency exit is prohibited.

The carrier must be placed under the seat and the animal must not leave the carrier under any circumstances.

Rodents must be transported in rigid plastic or fiberglass boxes.

Cats and dogs in the cabin must travel in an approved carrying case.

Animals bags can be purchased in pet stores and specialized outlets.

Only flexible transportation bags not exceeding 5 kg (including animal) on regional flights and 8 kg on transatlantic flights will be accepted. The following dimensions: 43 x 35 x 20 cm will be allowed.

Entry/exit authorization is mandatory for all PETC on transatlantic flights to Saint Martin (SFG/SXM)

Entry/exit authorization is not mandatory for PETC on the inter-island flights Saint Martin (SFG) to Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP) / Fort-de-France (FDF) and vice versa


ACCEPTANCE AND TAXATION

Transatlantic: €50 each way (subject to quotas, non-refundable).

Medium-haul: €15 each way (subject to quotas, non-refundable).

Short-haul: €10 each way (subject to quotas, non-refundable).

Regulated dogs

  • Breeds concerned:
  • First category dogs (attack dogs)
  • Second category dogs (Guard and defense dogs) 
  • Transportation regulations 
  • New transportation regulations in Saint-Martin (Juliana)

Regulated dogs

You will find here the new provisions applicable from June the 6th, 1999 regarding potentially dangerous dogs (Law No. 99.5 of January 6, 1999: Source official journal).

 

BREEDS CONCERNED

The types of dogs regarded as potentially dangerous are divided into two categories. These are large, mastiff-type dogs, defined by a large, thick body, strong bones and a thick neck.

The dogs in these two categories cannot be handled by:

• Persons under 18 years of age.
• Third-party adults unless they have been authorized by a guardianship judge

 

FIRST CATEGORY DOGS (ATTACK DOGS)

These category covers Pitbulls, Boerboels and Tosas that are not registered as first category dogs in a breed registry recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
 

The import and entry into mainland France, in overseas territories and in the territory of St. Pierre and Miquelon of the first category dogs mentioned in article 211-1 is punishable by six months in prison and a fine of €15,245 Euros.

 

SECOND CATEGORY DOGS (GUARD AND DEFENSE DOGS)

This category covers Staffordshire terrier breeds, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweilers, Tosas and dogs assimilable by their morphological characteristics to Rottweiller dogs not registered in a breed registry recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

These dogs can be imported or introduced in metropolitan France, in overseas territories and in the territory of St. Pierre and Miquelon under the following conditions:

  • Only the owner is able to travel with the animal
  • Papers proving French origins, with the exception of Rottweillers
  • Dog identification tattoo or microchip
  • Valid rabies vaccination certificate dating from at least one month and less than one year
  • Presentation of an insurance certificate guaranteeing the civil responsibility of the dog owner for damage to a third party caused by the animal
  • Possession of an ownership permit issued by the local government authorities of the owner
  • Owner aptitude certificate
  • Animal behavior evaluation carried out by an authorized veterinarian.

 

TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS

The transportation request must be made when booking (0 820 835 835 - 0,12 € / min) and authorization must be obtained in order to enforce quotas for each flight. All these documents must be presented during check-in.

Transportation of an AVIH (animal in the hold) on our Transatlantic network:
The maximum weight for transporting an AVIH (animal in the hold) on transatlantic flights is 50kg (weight of the animal and cage included), exceeding this, transport must be by freight

Transportation of AVIH (animal in the hold) on the Regional network:
The maximum weight for transporting AVIH on the regional network is 50kg (weight of the animal and cage included)

Transportation of second category dogs (AVID)
Only the owner is able to travel with the animal.

 

NEW ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS IN SAINT-MARTIN JULIANA: 

As of 04/10/2014, all animals entering the Dutch territory must have their "Application for Permit to Import Animals" form completed and stamped by the local authorities.
This document must be completed by you and sent by email, up to 4 days before each flight, to the address: lvv@sintmaartengov.org.
You will receive an email reply granting you the approval of the authorities.
This service is free of charge, and all airlines operating in the territory are subject to this rule.
In the absence of this document, or if it has not been validated before entry into the territory, animals will be quarantined or turned away.

Click here to download the "Application for Permit to Import Animals" form